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Wonderful news, Mandi! I've so appreciated your posts on the SftP 
list-serv. I'm attaching the one-page description that I've used to get 
funding from various quarters. I am also attaching the proposal for the 
National Science Foundation grant, which was awarded. I hope that helps.

Given what I know about you from your posts, do you think it would be 
possible for you to present on the panel on health and medicine? It just 
so happens that that one has just started to be organized and the 
organizer, Robert Shapiro, is still looking for people. If so, I'll put 
you in touch with him.

Thanks so much, and DELIGHTED that you're thinking of coming!!

Sigrid


Sigrid Schmalzer
Associate Professor, History Department
Director, Social Thought & Political Economy Program
UMass Amherst

On 11/6/2013 10:40 AM, Mandi Kraft wrote:
> Dear Sigrid,
> Herb has invited me to attend the SftP conference, and I would really 
> like to as representative of the South African Science Journalists 
> Association, but I would have to motivate as soon as possible for 
> funding. Is there any summary of the purpose and nature of the 
> conference that I could use to begin that process?
>
> Mandi Smallhorne
> Freelance journalist
> Board member:
> SA Science Journalists Association
> 2711 6723555
> 27828818270
> PO Box 2826
> Wilropark 1731
> Johannesburg
> South Africa
> -----Original Message----- From: Sigrid Schmalzer
> Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 2:05 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Preliminary program SftP conference
>
> Hello. The website is under construction at the moment. I really hadn't
> intended for it to be quite so public until the web manager and I could
> get it reorganized. (Herb's now a lit a fire under all of us, and I
> guess we shouldn't be surprised but should appreciate the effectiveness
> of his activist spirit! :) )
>
> I'm almost ready to get the registration underway, but I'm just waiting
> on a few details before making it live on the Eventbrite site. I don't
> want to set the whole thing up and then realize that I've got details
> wrong that will be hard to correct. It will be ready in the next few
> weeks. Sorry for the confusion.
>
> In any case, as soon as we're ready to start registering people, I'll
> post another announcement to this list-serv directing people to the
> registration page. And at that point the website will be much less
> confusing, I promise! It's in a transitional moment here...
>
> Thank you all for your support and patience!
>
> Sigrid
>
> Sigrid Schmalzer
> Associate Professor, History Department
> Director, Social Thought & Political Economy Program
> UMass Amherst
>
> On 11/5/2013 7:48 PM, Patrick Catt wrote:
>> Herb,
>>
>> How can one register or login in to view the Conference webpage?  I 
>> may have to attend as this will be a terrific event!
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Pat
>>
>>
>> On Nov 5, 2013, at 2:15 PM, herb fox wrote:
>>
>>> The preliminary program is now available at
>>> http://science-for-the-people.org/program/
>>>
>>> Comments are welcome on this list as are offers to be part of the 
>>> presently under subscribed panels.
>>>
>>> herb